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Maxwell / Department of Sociology

Graduate Studies

Ph.D. Requirements

The requirements for the Ph.D. degree are completion of:  

  • At least 45 credit hours of graded graduate coursework
  • A breadth requirement of at least two substantive or theory courses¬† (in addition to those required for the MA) with a SOC prefix of 600 or higher, with a course grade of B or better
  • One advanced research methods class, either SOC 800 (Ethnography), SOC 813, or another pre-approved SOC 880 course, with a course grade of B or better.
  • At least 9 credit hours of dissertation
  • A total of 72 credit hours
  • The comprehensive examination
  • The dissertation